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Volume 10, Number 12—December 2004

Research

Exposure to Nonhuman Primates in Rural Cameroon

Nathan D. Wolfe*Comments to Author , A. Tassy Prosser*, Jean K. Carr†, Ubald Tamoufe‡, Eitel Mpoudi-Ngole‡§, J. Ndongo Torimiro‡, Matthew LeBreton‡, Francine E. McCutchan†, Deborah L. Birx¶, and Donald S. Burke*
Author affiliations: *Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; †Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Rockville, Maryland, USA; ‡Johns Hopkins Cameroon Program, Yaoundé, Cameroon; §Army Health Research Center (CRESAR), Yaoundé, Cameroon; and; ¶Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Rockville, Maryland, USA

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Table 2

Frequency of persons in 17 Cameroonian villages reporting direct contact with nonhuman primate body fluids

Village location Persons reporting direct nonhuman primate body fluid contact
Scratch or bite, n (%) Injury during hunting or butchering, n (%)
Savanna (N = 364) 0 (0) 2 (0.55)
Gallery forest (N = 564) 8 (1.42) 7 (1.24)
Lowland forest (N = 3,043) 97 (3.19) 57 (1.87)
Overall (N = 3,971) 105 (2.64) 66 (1.67)

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